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Matthew Mooney Rides for Jase

This week's Mr. Perfect Blog is an interview with one of our Board's colleagues. Matthew is taking on an incredible challenge all in the name of mental health.     Matthew Mooney is an associate at law firm, Baker McKenzie in the Energy, Resources and Infrastructure team in Sydney.  He has been at the firm since March 2015 and has competed at an elite level in the past, as a runner in his spare time. Soon Matthew will undertake a significant challenge all in the name of a worthy cause. Matthew explains: “Chances are that the black dog may have poked its ugly-looking head into to your life at some point in the past. Maybe it's lurking in the back...

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One bottle or two? A battle with alcohol

This week's Mr. Perfect blog is written anonymously by one of our followers.   I was drinking a bottle of wine a night. Yes, that’s right, a fully functioning law student working full-time in a law firm. From arriving home at 6pm to 11pm I had a glass of wine in my hand. Cooking, cleaning, watching television, doing the dishes. Getting up at 6am for the train and the cycle would repeat. This went on for 9 months. I went from a happy, easy going 25 year-old to a sad, depressed and overweight guy with no discernible interests and a hollow friendship group that revolved around drinking. But lets take this back to the beginning. I was a “normal” teenage...

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Key Signs to Know If your Casual Drinking Is Turning Into an Addiction

This week's blog has been written by Janice Killey. Janice has a wealth of experience and training. She holds a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Arts (Counselling), Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ASH) and is a Registered Psychologist at Psychologists Southern Sydney. She’s also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. http://psychologistssouthernsydney.com.au/   Casually drinking alcohol especially when you hang out with your friends is normal and acceptable in the society nowadays. Conversations will eventually turn into a good stretch once partnered with alcohol. On the other side of the coin, there are issues revolving around alcoholism – Is your casual drinking turning into an addiction? In determining whether someone is alcoholic or not, there are a...

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